Celtic Junction Arts Center

Weaving the traditions of Dance, Music, Art & Language

836 Prior Avenue
St. Paul, MN, 55104

No sweat Irish!: Spoken Modern Irish Gaelic, Sept 14 - Nov 16

7 to 8:30pm (ten classes). Pay $270 in advance, $300 at the door.  Held in the McKiernan Library. Families will get a 10% discount for each family member. Students will need to purchase a copy of Gaeilge gan Stró (No sweat Irish) available online. To register: contact Tom Jeffers directly at [email protected]Checks payable to: Celtic Junction Arts Center.

Learn how to speak and write the Irish Gaelic language in a fun, relaxed, and innovative community environment using contemporary approaches to language acquisition. Incorporating conversation, songs, and games, this 10-week course takes the pressure and hard work out of Irish Gaelic and makes it an enjoyable and creative pursuit.

Bio: Tom Jeffers is a native of Dublin, where he attended preschool, primary school and secondary school all through Irish Gaelic. Tom holds a bachelor's degree in history and Irish Gaelic from University College Dublin and a Higher Diploma in Translation and Editing from Maynooth University. He came to Minnesota in 2008 as a Fulbright Foreign Language Teaching Assistant at the University of St. Thomas. Since then, he has moved between Ireland and Minnesota, teaching, translating and editing. He currently works as an in-house editor for a digital media company in Minneapolis.